CityScience’s curricular catalog includes more than 200 detailed lesson plans rooted in the natural and built environments. All student explorations deliver core science standards via hands-on experiments and explorations outside the classroom.
Led by expert Coaches modeling CityScience’s educational approach, every course includes hands-on experiments or explorations outside the classroom. CityScience provides science equipment and supplies for up to 25 students per class. Typically, explorations are 5 to 10 lessons in duration, each lesson priced at $345. All explorations culminate with individual or group projects. To learn more about project outputs from student explorations, visit CityScience’s program news page.
Our Educational Approach
Inquiry-based learning starts with a question and cooperative inquiry is the process of teachers and students answering questions together. Scaffolded by teachers, students use tools to find information, explore causes and create meaning. In the process, they develop analytical skills and become group and individual problem solvers.
Scientific topics are more accessible and relevant when connected to the real world. Place-based lesson plans with hands-on experiments invite student exploration, allow differentiated learning and directly link science topics to life, community, neighborhoods and the future.
3. Integrated Curricula
Students benefit when science is taught with other subjects. An integrated science curriculum combines math, geography, social studies, and history. Mapping lesson plans between subjects creates thematic learning environments. When learning is organized around themes, students have more opportunities to practice interdisciplinary skills like literacy, numeracy, research and critical thinking.
Students learn by doing and sharing their learning. Experiences such as observing, experimenting, creating data, dissecting and journaling create opportunities for students to apply their learning. End of project portfolios and presentations celebrate student learning and achievement.
In our exploration I learned how to read and make 3D topographic maps. It is a lot of steps and some simple math.Harley H. 15